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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Former Alabama WR Daylon Charlot announces transfer to KU

Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting

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Earlier this week, wide receiver Daylon Charlot announced he was leaving the powerhouse football program at Alabama.

On Thursday evening, he surprised Kansas fans by tweeting out his decision to join David Beaty and the Jayhawks.

“I would love to thank (Beaty) for the opportunity,” the 6-foot, 190-pound receiver who spent one season with the Crimson Tide posted on Twitter, adding: “Time to eat.”

The Patterson, La., native received a four-star rating from Rivals in high school and was ranked the 78th-best prospect in the nation in the Class of 2015 — as well as the No. 9 wide receiver in his class.

Charlot only played in five games last season with Alabama, and caught two passes for nine yards.

"Daylon made really good progress here," Alabama coach Nick Saban told reporters, including AL.com, Thursday. "I just wish he would have had a little more patience to hang in there and I think he would have been a great contributor here. I think he'll have a good career wherever he chooses to go."

Even if the newest Jayhawk enrolls in classes at KU this fall, he won't be eligible to play until the 2017 season, per NCAA transfer rules.

The receiver’s announcement came just more than 24 hours after he took to Twitter to say he was leaving Alabama behind, thanking the university, his teammates, family and friends, in the process.

Coming out of Patterson High, Charlot had offers form LSU, Mississippi State and Notre Dame.

If all goes according to plan, the speedy receiver appears to be an instant-impact player for KU in the passing and returning games a year from now.

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Comments

Jonathan Briles 3 years, 4 months ago

Wow! Probably the highest rated player to come to ku in the past few decades. Imagine next season having Charlot on one side and Quiv on the other. If we get our QB play right by then we could really have a serious offense. On a side note is this another Louisiana win for Hull or just a coincidence that he happened to be from there? Either way the pipeline we are laying to that state is impressive.

Dirk Medema 3 years, 4 months ago

My thought exactly regarding Charlot and Quiv though not necessarily on opposite sides. Wherever and everywhere to create mismatches.

Karen Mansfield-Stewart 3 years, 4 months ago

Wow. Awesome news! Great job Coach Beaty & Co. 🏈

Brian Wilson 3 years, 4 months ago

Great News! Welcome to KU Daylon! And congrats to Coach Beaty and staff. Everybody needs to leave the coach alone and let him rebuild. My guess is to get a good program going you need to recruit 4 classes and then have 2 more years after that in order to have Freshman learn the system from Upperclassmen that have been in it from the beginning. And, since Beatty got a late start his first year, that means Beatty needs 7 to 8 years to fill up the program with talent. We are now in year two and my guess is we will have one or two wins this year and then three or four in 2017-18. Anything more is exceeding expectations.

Jeremy D. Morris 3 years, 4 months ago

Beaty and staff are killing it...and all of it after a zero win season. Unreal.

Len Shaffer 3 years, 4 months ago

Excellent point, Jeremy. If he can recruit this way after last season, imagine what he can do if KU starts winning some games.

Dale Rogers 3 years, 4 months ago

Let's include all the coaches in that "what he can do."

Doug Cramer 3 years, 4 months ago

Nice - now hopefully we can sprinkle in some 4 star linemen.

Matt Schierlman 3 years, 4 months ago

Read in multiple places that Daylon was in a log jam for one of the best/deepest WR corps in the country...so its understandable why he left. With that being said, he would have been a legitimate candidate to return kicks at Alabama's this year.

Exciting stuff! Welcome aboard Daylon!

Dirk Medema 3 years, 4 months ago

It is crazy reading about him being a huge recruit, ... at 'Bama, which makes him off the chart for us. It's also interesting to read that he committed, decommitted, committed, decommitted, committed, recommitted al to 'bama. Hopefully, he sticks with us & Tony.

Steve Jacob 3 years, 4 months ago

Just like KU basketball. Alabama gets all the top players who think they are the best, then reality sets in and your on the bench. And like most KU basketball transfers they go to smaller schools and have good but not great careers.

Bryce Landon 3 years, 4 months ago

I don't know that "smaller schools" is always the case. More accurately it's "schools with inferior programs".

Ashwin Rao 3 years, 4 months ago

Time to yell "We want Alabama" now! Good catch. Hopefully he learned some good things from playing with Alabama's "best/deepest WR corps", and is able to inculcate some discipline & skill to the rest of the team this year! #RCJH!

Brad Sherp 3 years, 4 months ago

Now we need that 4-star QB to get him the ball.

Bryce Landon 3 years, 4 months ago

More than that, we need a defense that can stop the high-octane offenses of other Big 12 teams.

Chris DeWeese 3 years, 4 months ago

I see Rivals now has Kenyon Tabor rated as a 3 star. I love the infusion of talent from Beaty and Co.

Michael Maris 3 years, 4 months ago

Baby Steps folks. Baby Steps.

I love what I'm seeing in the recruiting side. Now hopefully, this will all start showing positive results on the field of play (as well).

Keep up the good work Coach Beaty.

EarnIt!. Rock Chalk.

Jason Spangler 3 years, 4 months ago

The KU kick and punt return game has been absolutely brutal the past few seasons. If anything else I think this guy definitely has the ability to change that...

Dale Rogers 3 years, 4 months ago

I don't know if this is premature but according to "breaking news" in this article we're getting an offensive tackle transferring from Alabama also.

http://kansas.247sports.com/Bolt/Breaking-Baldwin-transfers-to-Kansas-46604463

John Fitzgerald 3 years, 4 months ago

I really hope this is legit. How crazy awesome would that be. Keep bringin' in the talent Coaches!

David A. Smith 3 years, 4 months ago

It appears very legit. What a week! The 4 corner will play this fall, 2 Bama 4's will play for us next year, the stadium renovation project is officially underway, Tabor is a Hawk. When we needed a little good news, we got a ton of it! Love it!

Dale Rogers 3 years, 4 months ago

And he's this year's number 1 Juco recruit, to boot. He was dismissed from Alabama for violating team rules but I have faith Beaty would not take him unless he's convinced there will be no more of that. Or he'll be gone. He could be a serious add to this roster!

Michael Maris 3 years, 4 months ago

24/7 has it already displayed on their website. So, it sounds pretty legit to me.

WOW, is all I can say. WOW!

Micky Baker 3 years, 4 months ago

I have a feeling that Beaty built relationships with these guys while at A&M and recruiting there. If this guy and the other one who announced later that they were coming to Kansas work out, it could be a huge development for this program's future. This also bodes well for future recruiting outcomes where some of these guys might choose Kansas first before losing a year of eligibility because of a transfer. Like Dale Rogers said above, this could be a serious, and I mean, SERIOUS add to this roster.

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